Now a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson: the funniest travel writer in the world takes a hike.
Bill Bryson s bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society s Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union s highest literary award. Bryson has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestsellers were on history - At Home- a Short History of Private Life, and One Summer- America 1927. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has now become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. Bryson s new book, The Road to Little Dribbling- More Notes from a Small Island comes out in Autumn 2015. Bill Bryson was born in the American Mid-West, and is now living back in the UK. A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the R
"This is a seriously funny book" -- Sue Townsend The Sunday Times "Choke-on-your-coffee funny" Washington Post "A wonderful thing, a light and breezy account...whips along in sardonic Brysonian style." The Times "Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods... Mr Bryson has met this challenge with zest and considerable humor... a funny book, full of dry humor... the reader is rarely anything but exhilarated" The New York Times "Entertaining and often illuminating" -- Paul Johnson Sunday Telegraph